APD makes theft arrest

Published 11:59 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2009

An Andalusia man was arrested Monday for allegedly robbing a female acquaintance at gunpoint earlier last week.

Dominic D. Watson II, 23, is accused of brandishing a firearm at a local woman, whose identity was not released, while she was attempting to leave the parking lot of a local business on June 3.

“The victim alleges Mr. Watson pulled a gun on her and took an undisclosed amount of cash from her person,” Lt. Mike Bowlan of the Andalusia Police Department said. “The incident happened in a parking lot of a local business near the west bypass.

“The victim in the incident recognized her assailant, who we know was Dominic Watson II,” he said.

Watson is charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree theft of property. He was booked into the Covington County Jail and held on a $23,000 bond.

Bowlan warned residents incidents such as this could occur more frequently in the future.

“With the economy going down, I anticipate crime to increase everywhere,” he said. “Shoppers need to be attentive to their surroundings — especially if you’re shopping in place that is not familiar to you. Make sure your doors are locked, your valuables secured and protect your wallets and identification.”